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General Treasury - 2020 Archive

IAble Celebrates 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

DES MOINES, IA – This July marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, administrator of Iowa’s ABLE plan, IAble, is recognizing this as an opportunity to celebrate. “2020 has been a significant year for individuals in the disability community and their...
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IAble Reaches New Heights with $5 Million in Assets

DES MOINES, IA – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announces Iowa’s Achieving a Better Life Experience program, IAble, has reached $5 million in assets since its inception three years ago. “IAble is designed to provide individuals with disabilities and their families the opportunity to plan for their financial well-being,” Fitzgerald said....
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Food as a Qualified Expense for IAble Account Owners

DES MOINES, IA –The Social Security Administration (SSA) has clarified food is a qualified disability related expense for Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account owners. State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, who administers Iowa’s ABLE program (IAble), is eager to get the word out. “With the recent clarification from the SSA,...
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Protecting Your Finances During a Crisis

Treasurer Fitzgerald’s Tips to Prevent Your Assets from Becoming Unclaimed Property Des Moines, Iowa – In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald wants to remind Iowans to monitor their assets to prevent them from becoming unclaimed property. The Treasurer’s Office receives millions of dollars in unclaimed...
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Treasurer Fitzgerald Recognizes Autism Awareness Month

DES MOINES, IA – April is nationally recognized as Autism Awareness Month, and State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is taking this opportunity to shine light on Iowa’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) plan, IAble. As a tax-advantaged savings plan for individuals with disabilities, IAble allows eligible individuals to save for...
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Iowa Remains at the Top of Credit Rating Scales

DES MOINES, IA – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald reports the state of Iowa has once again affirmed its Triple A credit rating from rating agencies Standard & Poor’s, Fitch Group and Moody’s – exemplifying the state’s strong capacity to meet its financial commitments. “Triple A is the highest rating a...
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State and Local Outstanding Debt Obligations Increase 4.8 Percent

State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald reports the Iowa outstanding debt obligations for state and local governments totaled $17.1 billion as of June 30, 2019, a 4.84% increase from fiscal year 2018. “While this is the largest percentage increase since 2011, it is not alarming,” stated Fitzgerald. “This growth is expected in...
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